Research, Innovation and Science

Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn launches the Month of the Brain ‘Healthy Brain: Healthy Europe’ Conference

"Investment in brain research is an intelligent investment, especially in times of scares resources, as it can help avoid even higher costs to society in the future"


Dublin, 27 May 2013


Minister Reilly,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to thank the Irish Presidency of the European Council for co-organising this conference on brain research and healthcare.

As you know, we are currently in a crucial phase for European policy-making, as decisions are being taken on the EU's future budget, including for research and innovation.